Tottenham’s main signing of the January transfer window has been quick to make an impression at White Hart Lane and Lewis Holtby looks set for a bright future in a Spurs shirt. The German international played a small, but impressive part in Gareth Bale’s goal at Norwich last week and he could have opened his own account with an effort that tested Ben Foster at West Brom on Sunday.

The player himself has been talking about his early days at the Lane and he’s delighted to be here.

“I have been living my dream for the past few days,” Holtby said. “I am playing at an absolute top club in the Premier League.”

Lewis also added that it had all been a bit of a whirlwind since his proposed summer deal was rushed through so that he could join up with the squad last month.

“It has been overwhelming since arriving in the motherland of football,” he wrote on his personal blog.

“The day the transfer went through, I left for London with just a small suitcase and a few hours later, I was already on the Tottenham training ground, getting the traditional kick up the backside from my new team mates by means of welcoming me.”

Holtby also gave his early views on English football.

“I realised immediately that the speed and the toughness really is different here to the Bundesliga,” he added. “It’s no place for the faint-hearted and the referees don’t blow the whistle as often.”

The comments about the whistle may come as a surprise to some fans but Lewis is clearly a great addition to the squad and his early transfer must surely be welcomed by all supporters.



  1. Yeah its been a promising start for the lad and he seems full of enthusiasm and a likeable character. Lets hope avb man-manages him in the right way. More importantly he looks a bloody good little player with a real footballing brain.
    Defoe’s injury means Holtby (hopefully – please avb) gets to play behind big ade instead of Dempsey who although getting the odd goal lacks in movement in my book, but is still worth bringing on as a sub as an alternative.
    Holtby by contrast was everywhere offering runs all the time, pointing to where he wanted the ball in true fifa 13 fashion! Yes he reminded me of a hybrid between modders and vdv, except he’s young and more hungry and appears to love the “chicken badge”!
    Just hope avb’s possible slow approach to letting him join the 1st team doesn’t break his spirit too much.


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